On the few occasions I venture onto Pinterest, a lot of people have boards dedicated to “super simple” recipes. Apparently you can make almost any sort of food out of only a handful of ingredients, at least in the purely-theoretical realm of Pinterest cooking.
And this fried pie recipe struck me as very Pinterest-y, the “easiest ever” version!
For each pie, press 2 Ballard Oven-Ready Biscuits together. Roll to a 7-inch circle. Place 2 tablespoons fruit filling * on half of circle. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired. Moisten edge; fold other half over. Seal edge; prick top with fork.
Fry in 1/4 inch Kraft Oil (375°) about 4 minutes on each side until deep golden brown; turn only once. Drain. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes 5 delicious Fried Pies.
* Use CANNED PIE FILLING — apple, cherry, blueberry, peach, apricot, pineapple, raisin. Or FRESH or FROZEN berries, peaches, apricots or pears, sweetened to taste. Or DRIED FRUIT, cooked and sweetened.
Canned pie filling and canned biscuits! CAN DO, ha ha ha…
It’s pretty easy to roll out dough (of any kind) between sheets of wax paper; it doesn’t stick to the counter or rolling pin, and no need for additional flour.
I rolled the biscuits out fairly thinly, although perhaps not thin enough (as you’ll see in a moment).
There was a lot of arguing over what fruit would be best (or, if necessary, least disgusting) as a filling, and everyone eventually compromised on blueberry.
As soon as they went into the frying pan, the biscuits started to poof up — as biscuits do, when baked. Some of them also started leaking out of the sides, which made the oil get all kinds of bubbly. Well, let’s get them all lovely and golden-brown.
Oh dear, this is rather dark brown, isn’t it? Let’s try covering that up with a sprinkling of powdered sugar…
Overall, these didn’t turn out quite as well as I had expected; the outer surface was nearly burnt, while the inside was gooey and uncooked. It was pretty mediocre… so, surprisingly, the kids declared fried to be absolutely amazingly delicious and the new Best Dessert Ever.
So we’ve managed to simultaneously prove that biscuits make terrible pie crust, and children have very strange tastes in food.
Brought-o to you-o by Retro Adverto, who rightly guessed they’d be a “pale, pale imitation” of actual fried pies.